The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has formally initiated the process of awarding party tickets for coming general elections.
The party’s parliamentary board, headed by PTI chief Imran Khan, announced on Thursday award of party tickets for 11 National Assembly and 17 provincial assembly constituencies of Sindh province.
The constituencies fall in cities including Sukkur, Tharparkar, Hyderabad, Tando Muhammad Khan, Jamshoro, Dadu and Karachi.
PTI vice-chairman Shah Mehmood Qureshi will contest election on NA-221 (Tharparkar-I), while Dr Arif Alvi has been awarded ticket for NA-247 (Karachi South-II). Similarly Syed Tahir Hussain Shah will contest from NA-206 (Sukkur), Mubeen Ahmad from NA-207 (Sukkur-II), Mohammad Hakam from NA-227 (Hyderabad-III), Syed Zulfiqar Ali Shah from NA-228 (Tando Muhammad Khan), Malik Pahar Khan from NA-233 (Jamshoro), Liaqat Ali Jatoi from NA-234 (Dadu-I), Karim Ali Jatoi from NA-235 (Dadu-II), Saifur Rehman from NA-242 (Karachi East I), and Syed Ali Hyder Zaidi from NA-244 (Karachi East III).
Similarly, some tickets have also been awarded for 17 Sindh assembly constituencies. Senior PTI leader Imran Ismael will contest from PS-111 and Haleem Adil Sheikh from PS-99.
Other ticket holders include Shaharyar Khan Shar, Mir Iftikhar Ahmed Khan Lound, Ghulam Ali Abbas, Ghulam Shah Mardan, Asghar Ali, Dost Mohammad, Umaid Ali Junejo, Mohammad Altaf Nizamani, Syed Zulfiqar Ali Shah, Zaib Nisa, Ahsan Ali Jatoi, Sadaqat Ali Jatoi, Ashique Ali Zounr, Bandah Ali Leghari and Khurram Sher Zaman.
A PTI spokesperson said the parliamentary board would meet again on Friday to award party tickets for rest of the Sindh constituencies.